Woman Tosses Mattress Stuffed With Mom's $1M

It was her mom's life savings
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 10, 2009 1:59 PM CDT
The woman had been stashing away her life savings in the trashed mattress, her daughter says.   (Shutter stock)

(Newser) – In hindsight, maybe the bank might've been a better idea: An Israeli woman dumped her mom's life savings when she decided to surprise her with a new mattress—and tossed the old one padded with nearly $1 million, CNN reports. City workers are helping the daughter search, and have beefed up security around dumps to keep away treasure seekers. The elderly mother has told her daughter to forget about it.

"'The heart is crying but you know we could have been in a car accident or had a terminal disease,'" the woman says her mom told her.